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one who hesitates is lostA person who spends too much time contemplating what to do may miss a valuable but fleeting opportunity.Rate it:

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pack heatTo carry one or more handguns on one's person, especially in a concealed manner.Rate it:

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poison-pen letterA missive which is malicious, insulting, and/or defamatory toward a person, organization, or point of view, especially one which is unsigned.Rate it:

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potato chaserAn Asian person with a strong inclination and attraction toward White men.Rate it:

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queer fishAn odd or eccentric person.Rate it:

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read outTo read some data and inform the person using the device.Rate it:

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share and share alikeFor members of a group, equal portions of or equal access to tangible or intangible goods, entitlements, or obligations-i.e., each person's share like each of the other shares.Rate it:

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wise as an owlA very wise person or a very responsible person.Rate it:

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a real hotdoggerA Reference to an energetic, active or talented person.Rate it:

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a scholar and a gentlemanAn admirable person.Rate it:

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a stopped clock is right twice a dayA normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.Rate it:

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able to get a word in edgewiseAble to participate in the conversation; able to interrupt another person's monologue.Rate it:

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according toAccording to him, every person was to be bought. - Thomas Babington Macaulay.Rate it:

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acquired tasteSomething that is appreciated only after having initially been regarded as unappealing or unpleasant; a person who is regarded as difficult or dislikable but of whom at least some have grown to approve.Rate it:

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Adam TilerA pickpocket's accomplice; the person who takes the goods a pickpocket steals and leaves with them.Rate it:

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addle pateA foolish or dull-witted person.Rate it:

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after youA gesture, usually polite, urging another person to take a turn at something ahead of the speaker.Rate it:

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all holidayA saying signifying that it is all over with the business or person spoken of or alluded to/.Rate it:

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all sizzle and no steakA thing or person which fails to measure up to its description or advanced promotion.Rate it:

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allons-yfirst-person plural imperative of y allerRate it:

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always a bridesmaid, never a brideSaid of a person who has potential that is never fulfilled.Rate it:

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and don't play one on TVA term often used after a person claims to have no expertise in a topic of discussion, but still wants to contribute a comment.Rate it:

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and thatAnd the others; used after a name to denote the friends or social group of that person.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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anybody who is anybodyAny person who is well-known or important, especially one who has prominent social standing.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X, thy name is YUsed to say that something or somebody embodies a particular quality, usually a negative one. This phrase is said using this format: "X, thy name is Y", where X is the quality and Y is the person or thing with that quality.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X, Y, and Z—pick any twoIntroduces three desirable qualities or resources that a person, company or project can not have simultaneously; they will lack one of the three options.Rate it:

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arm candyAn attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.Rate it:

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artful dodgerA crafty person who commits minor crimes or behaves in a rather unscrupulous manner.Rate it:

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as the next girlTo a reasonable degree; as much as a typical person: especially, as much as a typical woman.Rate it:

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ask me one on sporta sarcastic reply given when a person does not know the correct answer.Rate it:

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asking for a friendIndicates that a question is embarrassing by pretending to be asking on behalf of another person.Rate it:

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asspussya person's anus and rectum, especially a male'sRate it:

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at seaOn the ocean or sea, typically of a ship or person aboard a ship.Rate it:

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average bearThe norm; an average person; Used in comparisonsRate it:

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babe magnetA person, especially a man, to whom women are attracted.Rate it:

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babysitter testAn informal method for assessing the maturity, reliability, or probity of a person, inviting one to judge whether one would entrust this person with the care of one's own children.Rate it:

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bad actorIll-intentioned, mean, ill-tempered person.Rate it:

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bad appleA person who is not wholesome, honest, or trustworthy, especially one who has an adverse influence on others.Rate it:

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bad pennyA person or thing which is unpleasant, disreputable, or otherwise unwanted, especially one which repeatedly appears at inopportune times.Rate it:

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bag of bonesA skinny, malnourished person.Rate it:

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ball of fireA person who is especially hard-working, high-achieving, ambitious, or active.Rate it:

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ball-breakerA person or task which is excessively demanding or punishing.Rate it:

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bamboo ceilingEspecially in America, a social barrier to further promotion or progression, in employment and elsewhere, for a person of East Asian ethnicity.Rate it:

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banana noseA person having such a nose.Rate it:

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bar flyA person who frequents bars or lounges to get drunk.Rate it:

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barking up the wrong tree!Picking the wrong person, the most unlikely person, to do, listen, or accept something.Rate it:

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beam upTo teleport another person or object in the same manner.Rate it:

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bear in uponInduce somebody to realize something, to impress a realization upon a person, usually in a gradual way.Rate it:

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beats one's swords into ploughsharesThird-person singular simple present indicative form of beat one's swords into ploughsharesRate it:

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